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Vol 65 No 5

Published 29th February 2024


Rifts threaten Bobi Wine's party

The opposition party is under pressure from not only the government but also its own socially conservative supporters

Supporters of Uganda's biggest opposition political party, the National Unity Platform (NUP) of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu 'Bobi Wine', are warning that generational jealousy and pressures to compromise could cause splits that damage its prospects in the 2026 general election. These threats come on top of the usual government attacks through illegal persecution, attempts at co-optation, bribery and hostile covert action.

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